Once Upon A Time In The West

Back for it’s fifth year The Once Upon a Time in the West Festival returns to Deepest Wessex for a party of discernible excellence. Nominated for “Best Small Festival” & “Grass Roots Award” at the UK Festival Awards. The team – based in Frome and Bath in Somerset combine elements of the areas that they run at Glastonbury & Boomtown to bring along a unique experience at a grass-roots level.

The overall plan is to have a party that we would want to go to with a friendly vibe and featuring acts that you wouldnít normally be able to see at an event of this size. We’ve been in the industry for 14+ years and over that time have booked across many festivals, enabling us to get acts that would normally be gracing the stages of much bigger events. Expect local, national and international acts from as far afield as the USA & Europe featuring Swing, Ska, Dub, Folk, Punk, Filthy Blues, Twisted Country, Rockabilly, Bluegrass and beyond. On top of this thereís workshops, kids entertainment, Game Shows, quality food, drinks at pub prices, beautiful views and possibly the best vibe in The West… Here it is…the lineup release for Once Upon a Time in the West Festival 2018!!!

This Years Line up includes…

Smerin’s Anti-Social Club~Ferocious Dog~Los Albertos~Showhawk Duo~Subgiant~Gaz Brookfield~Phil Odgers ( The Men They Couldnít Hang) & Bobby Valentino~Harry & The Howlers~The John E Vistic Rock N Roll Soundsystem~The Leylines~Imprints~Mick O`Toole~The Boot Hill Allstars~Skatatones~SN Dubstation~Far Cue~Elea Calvet~F.F.T.P.~The Doghouse Boat Boys~Long John and The Killer Blues Collective (Jim Jones Revue etc)~The Back Wood Redeemers~Stuart Cullen~Dusty Stray~Hodmadoddery~Some Dogs~Key Lime Pi~United Stoats of America~Peony~The Brewerís Daughter~Monkey Bizzle~Bowl of Thrills~Invisible Eyes~Big Fat Astronauts

THE 4&20 BAR – our main bar serving craft ales, Handmade Ciders, quality lagers and all manner of booze. Live bands, dancing and DJ’s late into the night….and then there’s THE DJINN PALACE…. we have expanded this to have more daytime entertainment ( interactive cabaret daftness – watch this space) and for the evening and late nights we have……DJís – Phat Sam (Vintage Beats & Electro Swing)~Shane (Eat Static & Circus Warp)~Toby Spin (Boomtown, Glastonbury, No23, Sunrise Festival), Dale Martin, Matty, and more tba. Our Djinn Palace Bar will be open, providing refreshments, cocktails etc into the early hours.Itís back!!! UNIVERSALLY CHALLENGED ñ THE GAMESHOW!! Quizmaster, raconteur, crooner and prankster Leonard Major Fanthorpe & Rare Species Showgirls will be hosting The Majorís subverted amalgam of your favourite eighties TV challenges, incorporating the infamous Krapton Feckwit, Regeneration Game and Fail of the Century, open to the Universally Challenged of all ages and with prizes you really wonít want to miss out on!

Once Upon A Time In The West

New for 2018 Caustik Disko are coming along for their Festival Debut. Having run warped nights for many years locally and having been part of collectives at Glastonbury and Boomtown, The Caustik Disco Crew are hosting our new area – expect post-punk DJ’s, live bands, graffiti workshops, virtual reality and lots of wrongÖ lots and lots of wrong. And the restÖ
Also look out for Punk Aerobics, wood workshops, walkabout theatre from Rare Species, win your own toilet for the weekend and loads more.

Tickets at £85/adult are available from local outlets & online from here.

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